February 22nd, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Since Mike's a dope, having to deal with his own bullshit served back to him makes him wish he could set fire to Christopher with his mind.

(Strip Number 1423, Original Publication Date, 18 February 1989)

Panel 1: Since the Hellspawn refuse to sit quietly, Mike reveals himself to be Elly's child by just plain tackling Christopher. This causes Christopher's eyes to bug out and his tongue to stick out.

Panel 2: He tells Christopher something Elly no doubt told him when he says if he gets out of bed once more, he will die. If he sees Christopher, he will pulverize him so stay there or face Death.

Panel 3: As he stomps down the hallway in rage, he doesn't notice that Christopher is sneaking up behind him. This is akin to how Elly fails to notice his doing the same thing to her when she's stomping down the hallway in a blind rage when he acts up and wants to see what he can get away with.

Panel 4: When Christopher tells him that he can't sleep unless he's kissed good-night in a mocking, I-DARE-you-to-hit-me tone of voice, Mike turns purple with rage....just like Elly.

Summary: Another way in which he's like Elly is that, as I said, he doesn't learn much from his experience except for "they don't pay enough" and even that doesn't reach to where Elly wants it to go: "they don't pay me at all."